Green Tea Chocolate Truffles

Organic matcha green tea gives you energy, boosts metabolism, and has 137 times the antioxidants of brewed tea because it contains the entire tea leaf. It comes in powder form, allowing you to add it virtually anything! These little gems take only a few minutes of prep time, some cooling down time in the fridge, then a few more minutes to shape the chocolate into balls. Wrapped up in a pretty box, they make beautiful gifts for friends. Makes about 50 truffles.

Green Tea Truffles

Ingredients

• 8 ounces heavy cream
• ¼ cup maple syrup
• 2 tablespoons brown sugar
• 1 tablespoon Matcha Green Tea Powder, plus another tablespoon for dusting
• 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped finely
• Pinch of Matcha Salt or kosher salt

Directions

Bring cream to a simmer in a small saucepan over gentle heat, add the maple syrup and brown sugar, and stir until dissolved, about 2 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon of the matcha, stir until dissolved, and set aside.

20140412_125236

Place the chocolate in a large mixing bowl and pour in the cream mixture. Mix thoroughly.

20140412_125326

Pour into a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Smooth it out with a rubber spatula. Cool in the refrigerator for about an hour.

20140412_125630

Using a spoon, scoop out a heaping teaspoon, and make a ball using the palms of your hands. Repeat until all the chocolate is used – you should wind up with about 50 truffles. Line them up on a tray or plate, and dust them with the additional matcha, using a fine sieve.

Recipe Credit: Matcha

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comment *






This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.